Dec. 21, 1918 — Sept. 20, 2013
WILLARD —- Mabel L. Lohr died on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Willows in Willard, Ohio. She was born December 21, 1918 in Willard to the late Ernest and Leona (Dean) Wasson. She graduated from Willard High School in 1936 and graduated from Tiffin Business College. She was employed by the former Autocall in Shelby where she met her future husband, Irvin Lohr. They married in 1939 and soon settled in Willard where they raised their 4 children. Mrs. Lohr was later employed as secretary to the principal(s) at Willard High School from 1953 to 1978. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and belonged to the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women's club of Willard.
The Lohrs retired to Hilton Head South Carolina in 1978 where they lived for 20 years. While there Mabel belonged to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Methodist church and its choir. She was a member of the Savory Herb Society, the Country Club of Hilton Head, and the New Madrigal Voices. She played golf, enjoyed water exercise, and especially loved gardening. They returned to Willard in 1998 and Mabel continued to be active in Grace Methodist Church, it's choir and organizations. She was also a member of the Willard Historical Society.
She is survived by three daughters and one son: Carole Lohr of Alameda, CA; Janet Songer and husband Gene of Willard; Kay Lohr of West Hartford, CT, and Robert Lohr and wife Sue of Raleigh, NC. She leaves five grandchildren, Cliff Songer of Aiken, SC, Michael Songer of Willard, Carole Lohr of Nashville, TN, Clark Lohr and wife, Laurie of Loreto, MN, and George Lohr of Minneapolis, MN. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren in Aiken, SC: Danielle, Jacob, and Alisha Songer. She leaves her older brother, James Wasson and wife Patricia of Hilton Head, SC; step-brother John Giles and wife Connie of Willard, sisters-in-law Jean Lohr of Shelby and Naomi Wasson of Newark, OH; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Irvin Lohr in 2003, sister Margaret Stroup in 2011, and brother Charles Wasson in 2012.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church with Pastors Steve Anderson and Doug Winner officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church of Willard. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.